Saturday, 1 November 2014

Books I'm Grateful I Read Giveaway Hop


This giveaway is hosted by the wonderful Stuck In Books! Go to their page to sign up for future giveaway hops.



Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkins

Can Anna find love in the City of Light?
Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she's less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year.
But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome Étienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he's taken —and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she's waiting for?




I am so grateful to have read this book! It's still a favourite of mine to this day. I still adore Anna and Etienne and their relationship makes me super jealous. I don't even want  a relationship but when I read about these two I can't help but want a British boy from America in France!

I also love this book because it helped me decide whether I wanted to travel or not. I have always  wanted to travel but I didn't know how I could or if I could do it alone. After reading this book I was so inspired and I knew France was my first choice to visit. So I began researching and finally, after a couple of days of stressing out because travelling is so so so  expensive if you don't want to live out of a backpack, I found an amazing alternative! Au Pairing. I am currently in the process of finding a host family in France or Italy. I really want to go to America but I thought, for a first experience, somewhere in Europe would be much easier considering I'm from England. What if I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would? I would have spent all of that time and money on a visa application etc etc. SO, if I enjoy France and Italy I'll keep on going to new places each time :)

THAT is why I am grateful for this book. Just look how powerful they can be! Because of this book I am on my way to doing something I just know I'll love and something that will give me mountains of experience that I'll remember forever. Books are great like that.

If anyone would like to talk to me about au pairing then please don't hesitate to email me (enchantedrosebooks@hotmail.com) I have gained a lot of insight into this kind of experience and I remember being very confused about the idea at first. If any of you are looking for a way to travel without the high expenses then this really is an ideal way and a fun one!

Rules: (the boring part)

  • Please do not cheat - I will be verifying all of the entries.
  • Must get free shipping from the Book Depository.
  • You must be at least 13 years of age to enter.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond via email to accept the prize or someone new will be chosen.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

So, enter the rafflecopter form below and make sure to hop along to the other blogs participating for a chance to win more goodies. Good luck, lovelies!:)

P.S. Go and vote on the poll in the sidebar :D I'm awful at deciding what to read next so I'd love your opinion!



110 comments:

  1. My current (and always) favourite book is Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  2. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

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  3. Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

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  4. Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright is still my favorite.

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  5. Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin, I highly recommend it! :)

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    1. I've heard of this one! It's on my Christmas wishlist :)

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  6. Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. First off, lady, you REALLY need to read Throne of Glass! Like ASAP! It's SOOOOO GOOD!!!! My current favorite books are between two at the moment... Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas and The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. SOOO GOOD!

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    1. It's coming soon! I have the first two books so I'm hoping to power read the series when I get all 3. Thank you for your comment and good luck, lovely! :)

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  8. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Love it :)

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    1. I need this series! The covers are beautiful too :)

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  9. I'm currently really loving on Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. My favorite book of all time? I'll go ahead and ignore the Harry Potter series, because that's just too hard... Okay, so this is ALL too hard. Probably something by Rainbow Rowell. I really love her.

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    1. I have yet to read anything by Maggie Stiefvater but many of her books are on my (ever-growing) TBR :)

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  10. Marking Time by April White :) I still need to read book 2. So well written and engaging with book one, I have high expectations in the follow up!!

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  11. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

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  12. Love Nouveau by B.L. Berry <3

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  13. A couple favorites lately are A Beautiful Purpose by Alicia Rae and Crazy Good by Rachel Robinson.

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  14. A new favorite: I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. :)


    P.S.
    Your blog looks so cool! I love the design. Lovely! :)

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    1. Thank you sweetheart! It was made by the wonderful Laura - here's her blog http://designs.lauraplusbooks.com/ :) I would LOVE to read I'll Give You The Sun!

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  15. i like the hot zone by jayne castle..thx u for the chance...
    i am ur new follower :)

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  16. To be honest I have so many favourites I'd need an entire blog post to go through them all! haha But some of them are the Vampire Academy, Hunger Games and Harry Potter series as well as anything by John Green, and Jane Eyre has also been a favourite of mine for a long time! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. I'm the same haha, too many series to love! Good luck :)

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  17. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. Thank you for the giveaway! :-) I have recently read and loved Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal, and A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness! x

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    1. A Discovery of Witches is on my TBR! Good luck :) x

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  19. Heir Of Fire by Sarah J Maas

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    1. I have yet to read this series but everyone seems to adore them :) Good luck!

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  20. My favorite book is The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.

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  21. my favorite book is Throne of glass by Sarah J. Maas

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    1. I have the first two books in this series, I need to read them asap! Good luck lovely :)

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  22. My current favorite book is My Thinning Years by Jon Derek Croteau

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  23. My favorite book as of now is Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen and I seriously cannot wait for the second book its killing me. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  24. My all-time favorite book is Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers. My favorite recent read is Knotted by Michelle Holman.

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  25. My current favorite is Profile by J.A. Huss!

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  26. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

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  27. Demons at Deadnight by A&E Kirk :D

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  28. Terry Pratchett, Percy Jackson, oh I can't pick just one author let alone one book!

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    1. I'm the same haha - too many wonderful books :) Good luck!

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  29. My current favorite now is The Fine Arts of Pretending by Rachel Harris.

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  30. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

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    1. I've heard of this book, glad you enjoyed it. Good luck :)

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  31. Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas!

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    1. Everyone and their mother is telling me I need to read this series! I'll squeeze it into my TBR to see what all the fuss is about :) Good luck!

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  32. My favorite book is definitely The Host by Stephanie Meyer
    It was absolutely AMAZING!
    thanks for the giveaway

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    1. I LOVED this book - the movie did it no justice! This is definitely on the reread list now that you've reminded me :) Good luck!

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  33. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski. It's amazing!!! I cannot wait for the second book <3

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    1. I am getting this book for christmas (the reason I have not read it yet *sigh*) and I can't wait! Super pretty cover too :) Good luck!

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  34. It was either Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater or Made For You by Melissa Marr.

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  35. The current favorite... The Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud (:

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  36. Hunger Games and Divergent

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  37. My current favorite book is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline!

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  38. Have you read To All The Boys I Loved Before? It's sooooo good! <3

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  39. Slumber by Samantha Young! One of the best. ;)

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  40. "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn. Thanks for the giveaway!
    (Valentina -on the raffle)

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  41. I don't really have a current favorite book. I really, really love Anne Bishop's The Others' series, though.

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  42. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

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  43. my current fave is Until the end by abbi glines

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  44. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. :)

    -Cindy C.

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  45. The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

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  46. My favorite current book is City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare!!! :)

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  47. My current favorite book is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman :) thank you for the giveaway :))

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  48. My current favorite is The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo:)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh.

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  50. My current is Isla and the Happily ever after and i love for this book too in the poll, is amazing, this is one of my favorite sagas

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  51. My current favorite book is Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout. Thanks for giveaway! :D

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  52. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi is a very good book. Not long ago read it!!!

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  53. Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews.

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  54. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo!

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  55. Charming The Beast by Cynthia Eden :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Anna dresses in blood and Girl of nightmares by Kendare Blake
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
    Thanks :)

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  58. Just finished reading Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch and absolutely loved it! Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  59. I recently finished Cold Stone Touch by Jennifer Armentrout and loved it! Thanks!

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  60. That is a hard one to answer, but I have to go with Sarah Rees Brennan and the Lynburn Legacy series. And just to sneak this one in because it deserves it, Alyxandra Harvey's A Breath of Frost!

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  61. I am crushing on Kristen Ashley right now as I am finally reading her Rock Chick series!

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  62. One of my favorites is The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater!

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  63. I can't choose a favorite I love sandra dallas books, gone with the wind, cold mountain, harry potter books, and the history of love.

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